Is This 'Weird' C-SPAN Call to Hastert Tied to Scandal?
'Bruce' from Yorkville, Illinois, apparently didn't want to chat
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2015 4:56 PM CDT

(Newser) – Dennis Hastert appeared on C-SPAN last November, and a caller identified as "Bruce" from Yorkville, Illinois, phoned in. "Hello, Denny," Bruce says. "Hey, how are you doing?" Hastert responds. "Pretty good," Bruce continues. "Remember me from Yorkville?" When the C-SPAN hosts prods Bruce to ask his question, he instead laughs and hangs up. Yorkville is where Hastert used to be a high school wrestling coach, and where he is alleged to have molested a male student. Is the call related? Who knows, but it sure is "weird," notes the Hill, which reports that someone at C-SPAN posted it on the My-CSPAN video library after the indictment was made public. The Huffington Post agrees that it's a "strange call."